I live in a 130+ year old house with a beautiful bannister. The newel post is loose and several of the ballusters on the second floor are loose as well (the ballusters on the stair treads are tight). I cannot locate any type of threaded rod or nut in the basement and the newel post cap seems to be a continuation of the rail. The ballusters are riding about 1/4 inch above the floor and are securely attached to the hand rail.
AM I missing something whith the newel post? HOw can I solve the balluster problem? I have no carpet to hide any repairs as the ballusters rest on the hardwood floors.
I have searched the forum for a solution but was unable to find one. Sorry if this a rehash of another request for help!